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Real Madrid star waits for Manchester United bid

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Ozil was heavily linked with Manchester United in 2010. (©GettyImages)
Ozil was heavily linked with Manchester United in 2010. (©GettyImages).

Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil has travelled to Granada with him team-mates, while he expects a bid from Manchester United in coming hours, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish newspaper AS understand that Germany international Mesut Ozil is still keen to join the Premier League champions before the close of transfer window on September 2.

Ozil wants to pen an improved wage deal with the Los Blancos and wishes to earn €7 million a season - two million more than he is currently paid.

However, the playmaker has failed to convince the Real Madrid officials and is now eyeing a move away from the Spanish capital.

Manchester United remain in the pole position to land the 24-year-old. Although, Ozil's wage demands may prove to be an obstacle in his desired move to Old Trafford.

Ozil, who joined Real Madrid in 2010 from Wolfsburg, has not been guaranteed regular football under Carlo Ancelotti.

Former Malaga star Isco's arrival to the Bernabeu has also threatened Ozil's place in the Spanish giants' squad. While Tottenham star Gareth Bale is poised to complete his dream move to Real Madrid for world record fee.

Ozil prefers regular football this season as his aims to be a key player for Germany in World Cup next year.

The playmaker is expected to play against Granada tonight with a hope a bid from Manchester United comes in.

Manchester United are yet to make a marquee signing this summer and Red Devil boss David Moyes has targeted Mesut Ozil as his first major signing for his new club.

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